We all know gorgeous Santorini, Greece for its cliffside white buildings and striking blue domes. While we already know elopements in Santorini can be magical, did you know Santorini engagement photos are also gorgeous?
The best part about taking your engagement photos in Santorini is not only the wide variety of views you can see, but this is also the perfect place for you both to wander together.
Thomas and Anthea, the couple, share a love for photography, and they incorporated this love into their engagement photos in Santorini.
Phosart Photography Cinematography captured the day, and we asked them what to expect during your Santorini engagement session.
If you’re sure you want to take your photos here, then jump to the photos from this Santorini engagement.
Why You Should Take Engagement Photos in Santorini
Santorini is a gorgeous place to plan your engagement photos, and you don’t need to get overwhelmed with what you’re going to wear. A lot of couples, like Thomas and Anthea, actually keep their engagement outfits casual to represent who they are as a couple.
Check out our blog on what you should wear for your engagement photos.
While we love the casual and romantic nature of Santorini, we also love the gorgeous views you can see from any rooftop and cliff. Santorini also has some of the most breathtaking sunsets.
When to Take Your Engagement Photos in Santorini
Some of you may be looking at these photos and thinking, “how the heck do we not see any tourists?”
While Santorini, like many of the other greek islands, does see many tourists, there are some ways to plan your engagement photos here to avoid the busy crowds.
For example, the photographers tell us it all depends on the specific village you’re trying to visit for your photos.
“Oia, for example, is a no-go during sunset times after May! In March and April, the island is magical, but still, we have ways to avoid crowds and enjoy each village at its best throughout the whole year!” [Phosart Photography Cinematography]
What are some of these ways you may be wondering? Well, this is why we recommend teaming up with one of our awesome members who specialize in the area.
These vendors know all the secret passageways and remote lookout points. With that being said, it’s always best to plan for sunrise engagement sessions.
If you’re loving sunset engagement photos here, then we recommend going during the low season and talking to your photographer about your possibilities.
Where to Take Your Santorini Photos
Phosart Photography Cinematography, the photographers, also recommend taking your time to explore the streets and hidden corners of the villages in Santorini. This specific couples spent their day in both Oia and Akrotiri.
Some of the photographer’s favorite places for photos in this area is Imerovigli and Skaros Rock. Both of these locations offer stunning views.
We actually LOVE how Thomas and Anthea incorporated their love for photography. Looking at their photos, you almost feel as if you’re watching them enjoy their journey together.
Advice for Taking Your Engagement Photos
“Just be yourself! Enjoy the fact that you got engaged on this piece of paradise and let it show!” [Phosart Photography Cinematography]
If you want to achieve the same look this couple did for their Santorini engagement photos, then we suggest planning an activity to do together.
The photographer recommends the following activities on the island:
- Go on an expedition on the beaches of the island
- Go on a catamaran tour
- Plan a hiking trip
- Visit Megalochori and enjoy its narrow alleys and blue doors and windows (this village is also less known, but equally gorgeous)
- Ride horses together at Vlychada beach
If you’re still wondering how you’re going to pull the idea of taking your photos in gorgeous Santorini, then it’s time to team up with one of our members!
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Photos from this Santorini Engagement
Are you looking for more inspiration for your engagement session? Check out these engagement photo ideas.
If you’re thinking about planning your elopement in Santorini, then check out our how to elope guide.